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Much ado about a jump in ObamaCare signups, but it’s a tiny sliver of the population

Nov 20, 2017 — Herman Cain

Much ado about a jump in ObamaCare signups
To listen to the media this week, you’d think it was an ObamaCare triumph! Almost 1.5 million people signed up for ObamaCare since November 1! What a big deal!

Except that it’s really not. Those still determined to defend this disaster of a law are pretty excited that, even with President Trump pulling back on promotional advertising and Republicans trying (but failing thus far) to repeal the law, we’ve still got people signing up. In fact, signups have jumped compared with last year, which has the swamp creatures acting like some tasty morsel just fell into the stagnant water:


Memo to GOP: If you want to keep Congress in 2018, voters can’t argue with results

Nov 12, 2017 — Herman Cain

Memo to GOP: If you want to keep Congress in 2018, voters can't argue with results
The quick analysis from Republican losses in New Jersey and Virginia this past week is that Donald Trump is unpopular and the voters are expressing their displeasure at the ballot box. It’s certainly not the first time that has happened. The president’s party usually loses seats in off-year elections because voters are unhappy about one thing or another.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Much of Washington seems to think the president’s unusually low approval ratings make a Republican wipeout inevitable in 2018. They’re bracing for the loss of the House and the Senate - and maybe both - and of many of the GOP’s gigantic majority in governorships and state legislatures across the country.


Stay high above the noise, and free of the left-wing agenda

Nov 7, 2017 — Herman Cain

Stay high above the noise, and free of the left-wing agenda
Despite the deception and internal issues of the Democrat Party, its ideology and goal remain to control more of our lives. They shoved the failed ObamaCare down our throats, and they are resisting all efforts to boldly cut taxes and simplify the tax code.

It does not matter which label you choose for this ideology. The goal is the same. Liberal, progressive, socialist or Democrat, it’s all the same goal high above the media and political noise. It’s not just a Bernie Sanders’ “free stuff” phenomenon. It’s a Democrat phenomenon, and it’s been that way for decades.


Illegal is illegal

Nov 6, 2017 — Herman Cain

DONNA BRAZILE, ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL
First, but not exclusively first, it was lying about who was funding the false Russian collusion narrative. It was the Democrats, it was not the Republicans.

Then, former DNC acting Chairwoman Donna Brazile threw the Clintons, Obama and the Democratic National Committee under the bus, because she knew they would eventually throw her under the bus, because that’s what they do!


Let’s count the ways America benefits when corporate taxes are cut from 35 percent to 20 percent

Nov 5, 2017 — Herman Cain

Let's count the ways America benefits when corporate taxes are cut from 35 percent to 20 percent
The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. If you want to know why so many U.S. companies go through “inversions” (setting up new corporate headquarters in other countries), there’s your answer. Why pay 35 percent of your net earnings when you can pay a much lower rate elsewhere?

So the long-overdue proposal released Thursday to reduce the corporate tax rate to 20 percent is one of the most important economic developments this country has seen in a very long time. It’s part of a much larger Republican proposal, and there’s plenty of time to talk about the other provisions. But for today let’s focus on the corporate tax rate, because there’s nothing that will do more to spur productivity and economic growth.


Racism claims are on steroids

Oct 30, 2017 — Herman Cain

Corn Pops, Racism claims are on steroids
The Corn Pop characters on a Kellogg’s cereal box are shown shopping, playing in an arcade and frolicking in a fountain. What struck Saladin Ahmed was that a single brown corn pop was working as a janitor operating a floor waxer.

Ahmed took to Twitter a week ago to ask, “Why is literally the only brown Corn Pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? This is teaching kids racism.” Really! Do you think Kellogg did that intentionally? We don’t know, but he saw racism.


Do your job, Congress

Oct 29, 2017 — Herman Cain

Do your job, Congress
Senator Jeff Flake is upset with the nature of politics in America, and he doesn’t like the behavior of the president. Senator Bob Corker is at war with the president, calling the White House an adult day care center. Senator Ben Sasse wrings his hands daily about how we’re losing our moral bearings.

Some of the points they make are worthy. Some are not. But the matter is discussed endlessly and it seems to obscure a far more important matter:


What MLK would say

Oct 23, 2017 — Herman Cain

What MLK would say,  Civil Rights, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired the hearts and minds of an entire nation with love, non-violence and unity. He did not preach hate, violence or division. That’s why he would be stunned by the actions and rhetoric of some people, groups and organizations today.

Dr King’s inspirational philosophy and leadership resulted in landmark legislative actions, namely the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That’s 188 years after our Declaration of Independence was signed. That’s a significant part of our history. Period!


Above all else, tax reform is about the productive deployment of capital

Oct 23, 2017 — Herman Cain

IRS

Why do conservatives want lower taxes? Is it because we hate government, hate the poor and hate the environment?

No.

Is it because we think fat cats need to be fatter?

No.


Bring on ‘tax cuts for the rich’

Oct 19, 2017 — Herman Cain

“Tax cuts for the rich” is always a talking point by Democrats against any tax cut proposal by Republicans. But the Democrats never define “rich”, and the liberal media and most voters let them get away with it.

While on a Fox News Channel’s Outnumbered last Tuesday, the staunch Democrat on the panel let it slip what they mean by “rich. Democrats define rich as anyone, or any corporation, or any entity that works to make a profit as “rich”, and therefore does not deserve any sort of tax cut.


Trump is disturbing the peace by refusing to pretend awful things are fine

Oct 17, 2017 — Herman Cain

Normal Americans with basic common sense understand things like this. They understand it’s not fine to run up $20 trillion in debt. They understand it’s not fine to make awful deals with evil regimes that allow them to build nuclear weapons. They understand it’s not fine to report “news” stories that are not true. They understand it’s not fine to destroy insurance markets and then use taxpayer money to bail out the insurers so you can pretend it’s not happening.

They also understand it’s not fine to run to the news media anonymously with information, which may not even be true, that you’re not supposed to be sharing. And they understand it’s not fine to run for political office promising to do something, only to not do it while pretending you tried when you really didn’t.


Just because something is in the news doesn’t make it news

Oct 17, 2017 — Herman Cain

President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell having a great lunch meeting and a kumbaya moment is not news to me. I’m glad they presented a united message, but legislative results are news. There were none yet.

What Hillary Clinton thinks or says about anything does not matter to me one iota. She is irrelevant to any conversation. And I wouldn’t waste time reading her book about blaming everybody and everything for her presidential loss. It’s never her fault.


Doctors are finding economic models to get around ObamaCare

Oct 16, 2017 — Herman Cain

I attended a conference last Friday in Orlando, where there were 250 doctors in the house. I was the evening keynote speaker, and I talked about fear factors in health care and health insurance that have patients and consumers in a great state of uncertainty.

Skyrocketing health insurance premiums and deductibles, ObamaCare rules and regulations, not being able to keep your doctor, no relief from a dysfunctional Congress and being denied services by some medical facilities because your insurance is not in their network are just some of the things that are scaring people sick.


Trump is disturbing the peace by refusing to pretend awful things are fine

Oct 15, 2017 — Herman Cain

Normal Americans with basic common sense understand things like this. They understand it’s not fine to run up $20 trillion in debt. They understand it’s not fine to make awful deals with evil regimes that allow them to build nuclear weapons. They understand it’s not fine to report “news” stories that are not true. They understand it’s not fine to destroy insurance markets and then use taxpayer money to bail out the insurers so you can pretend it’s not happening.

They also understand it’s not fine to run to the news media anonymously with information, which may not even be true, that you’re not supposed to be sharing. And they understand it’s not fine to run for political office promising to do something, only to not do it while pretending you tried when you really didn’t.


Rise up and raise C.A.I.N.

Oct 12, 2017 — Herman Cain

President Trump’s agenda is the people’s agenda, but he is meeting resistance from Congressional Democrats, RINOs and the negative liberal media at every turn. They call it the resistance movement. We call it the political swamp, because it works against legislative support for anything and everything the administration wants to accomplish

The only bright spots have been the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and the successful rollback of many Obama-era regulations. Since then, many of President Trump’s judicial nominations have been stuck in the Senate and they can’t get out.


Here’s some good news the networks won’t tell you

Oct 9, 2017 — Herman Cain

When 92 percent of the nightly coverage of the president on ABC, CBS and NBC is negative (as documented by the Media Research Center), it’s no surprise that so many people can only see this president and the nation in a negative light. Even worse, these same people are buying into the false narratives that this president is racist, volatile, incompetent and should be impeached.

We may not always agree with his choice of words or phrasing, but none of the labels are true. I’m not going to waste space or your time refuting these false narratives, because most of us depend on other news sources for the truth. This site and my radio show are just a couple.


Change can be good, even when you didn’t seek it

Oct 2, 2017 — Herman Cain

Most people get into a routine in life and in business, and in their perspectives on life and business. And when those routines are disrupted, the first reaction is to view the change negatively.

But disruptions are not necessarily negative. You have to stop and look for the positives, and move on based on positives and not based on the perception of negatives. We grow sometimes because of the negatives in our lives, and not just from the uninterrupted positives.


The swamp strikes again, takes down Tom Price

Oct 2, 2017 — Herman Cain

Cabinet members taking charter flights is not unusual. I used to see Obama cabinet members at charter airports all the time. But this is the swamp, so you know what happens.

Dr. Tom Price used some charter flights to get from point A to point B on occasion as Secretary of Health and Human Services. This practice was and is not unusual for cabinet-level officials. I know, because I personally saw officials of the previous administration at charter airports when I had to get from point A to point B on a timely basis.


Is there any one thing being a Republican means?

Oct 1, 2017 — Herman Cain

I suppose you know that, like any black conservative, I swim against the tide by being a Republican voter. Black people are “supposed” to be Democrats, at least according to conventional thinking, and I guess I’m doing it wrong.

But as I’ve pursued my goals in life, I’ve gravitated toward the Republican Party because it seemed to me that the Republican philosophy was more in line with my own, and with the things I’ve found bring success in life.


S.U.P.E.R. people

Sep 26, 2017 — Herman Cain

Any business or organization that is successful depends on having super people who are working as hard, conscientiously and with as much dedication as you are.

Working hard is putting in as much time as needed to get the job done, and working smart. Conscientious people are aware and committed to the big picture of what you are trying to accomplish. And dedicated people don’t leave you or quit at the first sign of a ripple in the business.